Wike sacks three local government chairmen in Rivers

Governor Nyesom wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state. [Photo credit: Nairaland]

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has approved the sacking of the caretaker chairpersons of three local government areas in the state for allegedly collecting illegal revenues from companies.

The three affected local government areas, according to a statement issued on Saturday by the governor’s media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, are Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, and Ikwerre Local Government Area.

“The sack of the chairmen is with immediate effect,” Mr. Nwakaudu said in the statement.

The state government is yet to conduct local elections. The 23 local government councils in the state are manned by administrators appointed by the governor.


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  • Damian

    See the same governors that are clamoring for more devolution of powers to the state cannot take their hands out of local government affairs…they want to become the same monster they are labeling the FG with….

    • Bassey Frank

      They were punished for collecting “illegal revenue” from companies. You need to see what businesses suffer here. Don’t just comment because you want to spew grammar. I can’t see any monster here.

      • Damian

        Maybe what they did was wrong, but read my comment properly – state governors should have no say in the affairs of lg…their appointment / elections or their revenue.
        LG as intended by the constitution is the third arm of government at that level and not an arm that serves at the pleasure of the state governor.
        State governors open their mouth to say that the FG has too much power, but meanwhile they are doing the same thing in their states by influencing senators / reps / state reps and LG elections…effectively becoming the same monster that they accuse the FG of….this is why ideas like state police, restructuring and further devolution of powers will never happen.

        • Bassey Frank

          Your statement implies justification for the illegal act.

  • Bassey Frank

    That serves them right. They contribute to the problem of multiple taxation suffered by business owners in the state.